Brooklyn Museum Announces Public Program Schedule For January

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of programs for adults, teens, and kids in January. Public programs include talks, performances, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and Permanent Collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts.

Highlights include artist talks on Beverly Buchanan with Kevin Beasleyand Nona Faustine; an Art History Happy Hour with trivia inspired by the exhibition Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller; music by the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble; and a Family Day Benefit.

The full schedule follows:

Top Secret International (State 1). Photo by Benno Tobler

January 5-8 and 11-15, Various Times

Top Secret International (State 1)

Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor

Tickets are $25 and include Museum admission.

Renowned performance group Rimini Protokoll presents the U.S. premiere of Top Secret International (State 1), an algorithmic-based interactive theater experience presented by The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival in association with the Goethe-Institute and the Brooklyn Museum. In this interactive theater experience, audience members turn into inconspicuous agents of espionage, uncovering international intelligence networks in our Egyptian galleries. Performances take place during Museum hours, alongside visitors in the galleries. For tickets and performance times, visit www.publictheater.org

Sunday, January 8, 4-5:30 pm

Creativity Lab

Meet in the Education Studios, 1st Floor

Free with Museum admission.

Visitors of all ages are invited to take inspiration from our galleries and drop by Our Studios to experiment with materials and learn artistic techniques. There's a new project each month.

Thursday, January 12, 6-9:30 pm

Salsa Party

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Free as part of Thursday Nights.

Join a salsa lesson led by professional dancers, followed by live music and dance performances by some of Brooklyn's best Latin dance teams. Hosted by Brooklyn's Balmir Latin Dance Studio.

Saturday, January 14, 2-3 pm

Artist's Eye: Nona Faustine on Beverly Buchanan

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
Free with Museum admission.


This series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists illuminates special exhibitions with fresh and alternative perspectives. Artist Nona Faustine responds to Beverly Buchanan's work in the exhibition Beverly Buchanan--- Ruins and Rituals.

Saturday, January 14, 3-4 pm

Artist's Eye: Kevin Beasley on Beverly Buchanan

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
Free with Museum admission.


This series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists illuminates special exhibitions with fresh and alternative perspectives. Artist Kevin Beasley responds to Beverly Buchanan's work in the exhibition Beverly Buchanan--- Ruins and Rituals.

Thursday, January 19, 6:30 pm

Art In Sight

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Free as part of Thursday Nights.

Spend an hour experiencing a single piece of art and discover new ways to see the art you love. All are welcome at this experiment in observation and perception.

Thursday, January 26, 7 pm

Art History Happy Hour

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Free as part of Thursday Nights.

The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS) and Brooklyn Brainery present an evening of rock and roll trivia and light hearted art history lectures in celebration of Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller.

Saturday, January 28, 9-11 am

Workshop: Art of Yoga

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Tickets are $10 to $25 and include Museum admission.

The Brooklyn Museum and Flavorpill present a yoga class taught by renowned teachers from around the country. For tickets and more information, visit www.flavorpill.com.

Sunday, January 29, 2 pm

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble: Baroque Series

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Tickets are $40 and include Museum admission.

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble presents a program inspired by the Baroque period. The program features Bach's Wedding Cantana, Vivaldi's La Folia, and Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2. For tickets and more information visit,www.oslmusic.org.

Sunday, January 29, 5-8 pm

Family Day Benefit

Throughout the Museum

Tickets and packages are $125 for Friend Ticket; $500 for Family Package; $1,000 for Leader Package; and $2,500 for Sponsor Package.

Join an evening of art-centered family activities, including art scavenger hunts, art-making stations, a dance party, and a custom photo booth. Snacks and beverages--- for kids and adults--- will be available throughout the evening. Proceeds help the Museum continue making world-class collections and exhibitions, and low-cost education and public programs, accessible to the entire community. Tickets can be purchased athttps://www.brooklynmuseum.org/support/family_day_benefit_form. For more information on packages and benefits, please contact familyday@brooklynmuseum.org or 718.501.6409.

(Photo Credit: Brooklyn Museum)

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